Equilibrium Pathologies

Dizziness or vertigo is a sensation which, together with some other ones, such as weakness, fever, insomnia, pain, vomiting, may demonstrate that a person is ill.

From a survey carried out by the Neurootological and Equilibriometric Society among physicians and medical practictioners, results shown that one out of 10 patients, does a vertigo consultation.

In the particular case of otorhinolaryngologists, this rate is going up to 3 of every 10 patients.

The range of medical specialties involved in consultations on vertigo symptoms is very wide.

It starts with a consultation to a physician devoted to the Clinical practice of medicine frequently contacted by a patient searching aid for an acute vertigo trouble.

The Otorhinolaryngologist is consulted on vertigo problems when these are connected to auditory symptoms, such as tinnitus and hypoacusia or hearing loss.

The Ophthalmologist is consulted on vertigo due to visual symptoms, such as seeing objects on movement, double sight, blurred vision, etc.

The Neurologist is contacted when vertigo is coming together with other symptoms such as, paralysis, headache, tremor, etc.

The Traumathologist investigates vertigo symptoms in connection with cervical spine trouble.

Psychiatrists are consulted on dizziness symptoms which appear together with depression, change of humor, anxiety, insomnia, loss of memory, etc. and the lately so called panic attack.

Nowadays, vertigo is also being deeply investigated in Aerospatial Medicine and Labour Medicine, in cases such as selecting personnel for jobs demanding severe equilibrium and missing direction requirements, as is the particular case of members of an air force or navigators.